School Governors

What is a School Governor?

A governor is someone who:

  • is a volunteer
  • cares about teaching, learning and children
  • represents those people with a key interest in the school, including parents, staff, the local community and the LA
  • is part of a team which accepts responsibility for everything a school does
  • has time to commit to meetings and other occasions when needed
  • is willing to learn
  • is able to act as a critical friend who supports the school but also challenges and asks questions about how the school works and the standards it achieves
  • acts as a link between parents, the local community, the LA and the school.

Our Governors

At Crickhowell High School, our Governing Body is made up of a committed group of individuals, who each serve a term of office of four years.  The composition of the Governing Body is as follows:

  • Parent Governors
  • Teacher Governors
  • Staff Governors
  • Local Authority Governors
  • Community Governors
  • The Headteacher
  • Co-opted / non-voting Governors

Details of the Governors currently serving on our Governing Body are set out below.

Parent Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of parents of students currently attending the school and instrumental in expressing the concerns and opinions of the majority of parents.

Parent Governors
Mr Simon Bennett
Mrs Katherine Mason
Mr Darren Jones
Mrs Janet Kiernan
Mrs Heidi Waggett

Teacher Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of teaching staff at the school.  Their professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses is particularly helpful in enhancing the Governing Body’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.

Teacher Governors
Mr Rhys Jeremiah
Dr Geraint Williams

Staff Governors are elected as representatives of the interests of non-teaching support staff at the school.  They also bring a professional knowledge of the school’s activities, strengths and weaknesses to the Governing Body, enhancing it’s understanding of its role and of the qualities of the school.

Staff Governors
Mr Terry Kerman

Local Authority Governors work as part of the Governing Body team to promote high standards of educational achievement for every child.  They represent Powys County Council but are not necessarily appointed by them.  Their understanding of the political views of the Council and Council business ensure they bring a wealth of knowledge when debating school priorities or reflect on the impact of decisions on the local community.  The perspective they bring is about how the school fits into the wider provision of education and they play a key role in linking the Governing Body to information about education at both a local and national level.

Local Authority Governors
Mr Chris Jones
Cllr John Morris
Mr Mark Rhydderch-Roberts
Cllr Katherine Silk
Cllr Jackie Charlton

Community Governors are invited by other Governors to join and appointed by the Governing Body.  They bring their own experience and skills to the Governing Body and act as an important link with the community of Crickhowell.

Community Governors
Mr Andrew Fryer – Chair
Mr Steve Roberts – Vice Chair
Mrs Suzanne Farmer
Mrs Helen Dunne
Other Serving Officers
Mrs Jackie Parker – Headteacher
Miss Claire Jones – Assistant Headteacher
Ms Sarah Kirkwood – Clerk to the Board of Governors
Mr David Barry – Assistant Headteacher (co-opted/non-voting)

Should you wish to contact our Governors, please do so via the Clerk by emailing govclerk@crickhowell-hs.powys.sch.uk.

Governors Annual Report to Parents

Please see the latest Annual report below:

Governors Annual Report to Parents for the academic year 2018-2019

Previous Annual Reports:

Governors Annual Report to Parents for the academic year 2016 – 2017

Governors Annual Report to Parents for the academic year 2017 – 2018